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Map of the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail

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Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail

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Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail

LENGTH:

13 miles

SURFACE:

unpaved - crushed aggregate

COMMUNITIES:

Chaska, Eden Prairie, Hopkins

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trail, Riley Lake Park, Miller Park, Shady Oak Lake,

NEARBY TRAILS:

Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail

North Cedar Lake Regional Trail

Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail

Chaska Open Space Trails

RELATED LINKS:

Chaska

Eden Prairie

Minneapolis Metro

Regional Trails

The Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail is a 13-mile long unpaved pathway located in the southwest portion of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area in Central Minnesota. The route of the trail spans from the northeast side of Chaska to 11th Avenue S and Excelsior Boulevard in Hopkins.

The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way and travels through rural areas of woodlands and farmland, past lakes and parks and through suburban neighborhoods. The northeast end of the trail meets up with the Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail that heads into the heart of Minneapolis.

Conditions

The Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail is unpaved with an improved surface of compacted aggregate. It may not be suitable for all types of bicycles. Check with the Three Rivers Park District for the condition of the trail and any closures.

Communities

The Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail goes past the following communities: Chaska, Eden Prairie and Hopkins.

Points of Interest

The Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Lake Riley
Riley Lake Park
Bearpath Golf Course
Highway 212 Overpass
Miller Park
Central Middle School
Shady Oak Lake
Hopkins Central Park
Nearby Trails

The Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail intersects multiple trails in the Chaska, Eden Prairie and Hopkins area. Many of these trails are multi-use paths that follow alongside major roadways. Other recreational trails along the way are regional trails that connect multiple communities.

Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail: the tow trails meet at the northeast end of the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail in Hopkins. This point is along 11th Avenue S to the south of Excelsior Boulevard.

North Cedar Lake Regional Trail: this trail takes off to the north from the Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail just east of the Highway 169 interchange with Excelsior Boulevard in Hopkins. This location is about 0.9 miles from the northeast end of the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail.

Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail: the southeast end of this trail is located at Mainstreet and 6th Avenue S, just 2 blocks from the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail in Hopkins.

Chaska Open Space Trails: the southwest end of the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail has been extended to meet up with the Chaska Open Space Trail system.

End Points

The southwest end of the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail is located along Engler Boulevard to the west of Audubon Road in Chaska.

The northeast end of the trail is located along 11th Avenue S, just south of Excelsior Boulevard in Hopkins.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail, Minnesota.

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